Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> incredible to see. "early start" continues right now. >>> remembering nelson mandela. this morning the world remembering that man, mourning the loss of a legend. south africa's former president hailed for his courage and decency and message of equality. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. it is 5:00 in the east. >>> nelson mandela whose unbreakable will and unsurpassed courage brought an end to an era of white domination in south africa. he is dead this morning at the age of 95. mandela was such a global icon with larger than life legend who went from a prison cell to the presidency and he did it with such unmashed grace. i want to bring in robin curnow live from johannesburg. set the scene for us today, robin. >> the announcement was made just before midnight on thursday. so many south africans didn't really know that their icon had passed on. it was only when they woke up this morning that they perhaps looked at the newspapers or heard on the radio. much of this country is quite rule countryside and they would have seen headlines like this.
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> they are from the same neighborhood as nelson mandela and extraordinary leader in the anti-apartheid movement. >> absolutely. i think they became the voices of the struggle while he was away. remember also desmond tutu is still very much seen as the moral voice and often taken on the mental of mandela as he got sicker. desmond tutu has come out. very critical of anc, the liberation movement that mandela led in the last few years and essentially accusing them of deviating from mandela's original vision. so it has been transferred or continued still through arch business bishop desmond tutu. >> when we lay him to rest knowing that our memories of him will endure. >> outside the stadium, still people streaming in. no doubt it's going to be full in an hour or two even though the rain continues. >> you know what is extraordinary as we watch some of the formality? the military band playing the national anthem. obviously, blacks are in the military. the last years before mandela became president, the ministry was about instigating civil war the head of the security force, his name
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
live as the world prepares to honor nelson mandela. >>> a couple accused in a shocking crime. use the internet to play a deadly game. >> good morning, i'm michaela pereira. >> i'm john berman. it is 5:00 in the east. >>> we begin with this massive deadly storm socking the east coast with storm and ice after wreaking havoc cross nearly half of the country. >> you name it, it's done it. thousands of flights were canceled this weekend and hundreds on hold today. many of the flights in dallas/ft. worth. a huge hub slammed with cold weather and ice. travelers have been stuck there for days waiting for their flights to be rescheduled. this morning alone, more than 700 flights there have been canceled. heavy snow is causing problems at washington, d.c.'s airport. if you're flying today, we feel for you. beyond that, probably a good idea to call your airlines. >> absolutely. if you're picking somebody up at the airport, call ahead. this snow leading to massive pileups including the one we are showing you me racine wisconsin. 60 crashes officials say in that area on sunday. at least one person